The ne:o-show at the Thalia cinema in Dresden in December 2009 wasn't meant to be their farewell concert. The five musicians, having just finished a German tour with concerts in Berlin, Leipzig, KÃ¶ln and other cities, simply wanted it to mark the end of a year full of events. But the gig in front of a local Dresden audience, reflecting the intimate atmosphere of the venue, a small cinema, turned out to be their last one until today. Ne:o played tracks from their highly praised album âillojâ (2009), complemented with some pieces from the previous releases âne:omuzicâ and âmusikkritikâ. Luckily, a friend recorded the live performance. Finally available, "Direkt" demonstrates the ne:o approach of transfering their complex, mostly instrumental music to the stage â close to the elaborate and multilayered studio arrangements, but different and new as well. Listening to it will surely make you want to play the previous ne:o-records again â and it lets us dare to hope that ne:o didn't say goodbye for good.